Hans op de Beeck
Diego Del Pozo Barriuso
Carles Asensio Monraba'
Eleonore de Montesquiou
Yu Chin Tseng
In the presence of 100 artists and filmmakers from all over the world, the event proposes an international programme of film, video, multimedia. It includes 24 screenings with film premieres and a video program, a multimedia concert, a cycle of debates and panel discussions. A video library offers a space where the whole programming can be viewed and reviewed on request.
From June 29 to July 4, 2010, the "Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid" will create a space of discovery and reflection between new cinema and contemporary art in Berlin at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
In the presence of 100 artists and filmmakers from all over the world, this rare event will propose an international programme of film, video, multimedia. It includes 24 screenings with film premieres and a video program, a multimedia concert, a cycle of debates and panel discussions. A video library will offer a space where the whole programming can be viewed and reviewed on request.
This year's programme has been selected from 5500 submissions as well as by invitations made to some artists and filmmakers. It is the result of an elaborate international search for works: 150 works from Germany, France, Spain and 50 other countries, gathering internationally-known artists and filmmakers with young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time.
FILMS AND VIDEO SCREENINGS
(new fiction, documentaries, video, experimental)
• Carte blanche to Pedro Costa.
• Special screening: Jean-Luc Godard et Anne-Marie Miéville.
• Special screening: Harun Farocki.
• Homage to Werner Schroeter. Werner Schroeter, one of the main filmmaker of the German Nouvelle Vague, came to Paris for the Rencontres in November 2009 to present a carte blanche. For the Rencontres in Berlin, we will screen the film he chose "Winter Soldier" (96’, USA, 1972), and the video documentation of the presentation he did in Paris with the actress Carole Bouquet.
• German Premiere: Jonas Mekas - "Notes on an American film Director at work: Martin Scorsese" (65’, USA, 2008). A video portrait of Martin Scorsese at work, filmed in New York, Brooklyn and Boston during the filming of "The Departed".
• German Premiere: Ken Jacobs (USA), ‘The Day was a scorcher’ and ‘excerpt from The Sky Socialist stratified’.
• German Premiere of the full length film ‘Le Procès d’Oscar Wilde’ by Christian Merlhiot (FR).
• German Premiere of 'Madame Butterfly' (2008), a mid length film by Tsaï Ming-liang (TW).
• The mid length film 'A letter to Uncle Boonmee' (2009) by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (TH), preliminary work to his latest full lenght film, Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival 2010.
• The newest work by Hans op de Beeck (BE) - Charlotte Ginsborg (UK) - Julius Ziz (USA) - Zapruder (IT) - Diego Del Pozo Barriuso (ES) - Philip Warnell (UK) - Ariane Michel (FR) - Eija-Liisa Ahtila (FI) – Emmanuelle Antille (CH).
Among the artists screened: Carles Asensio Monrabà (ES), Patrick Bernatchez (CA), Francois Bucher (CO), Jonathan Cummins (IR), Johanna Domke (DE), Peter Downsbrough (USA), Ivan Faktor (CR), Elise Florenty (FR), Dora Garcia (ES), Bouchra Khalili (MA), Almagul Menlibayeva (KZ), Eleonore de Montesquiou (FR), Natacha Nisic (FR), Vivian Ostrovsky (FR), Antoni Pinent (ES), Jérôme Schlomoff (FR), Volker Schreiner (DE), Yu Chin Tseng (TW), Liu Wei (CN).
Each screening is built around a transversal theme, creating a questioning that stretches across different forms and audiovisual practices.
A selection of screenings:
• CONTEMPORARY ANIMATIONS: A screening dedicated to rare contemporary animated works, most of which are directed by visual artists.
• FORGERY: A screening about politic forgery and history rewriting.
• REVISITED CINEMA: the cinematic quotation as a building block for narrative reconstruction, both a meditation on cinema and a research ground for visual arts.
• THE WAR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE: Artists and filmmakers questioning the unsustainable reality of armed conflicts.
• FUTURE CINEMA: A screening session with Wim Wenders and Jean-Luc Godard, a thought about the future of cinema.
A multimedia performance by Ryoichi Kurokawa (JP), Rheo. German Premiere.
DEBATES / FORUM
The Rencontres Internationales invites filmmakers, curators, artistic directors and programmers from European and extra-European national museums, contemporary art centres and biennales in contemporary cinema, video and new media. The debates aim to further analyze the concerns and leads in each country, in order to discuss this creation and accompany it, as much from a critical point of view, than from the point of view of the public and the artists.
Anne Maier - Julia Hihn
Tel +49 (0)30 39 787 153 / 196 Fax +49 (0)30 39 486 79 email@example.com
Opening Tuesday June 29th, from 7PM
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John Foster Dulles Allee, Berlin
Hours: 7PM: Screening, 9PM: Multimedia concert, 9.30PM: Mix